Soaping up a window

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by wooj, Nov 15, 2014.

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  1. wooj

    wooj Newcomer
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    Hi folks, I'm new here, this is my first post.
    I recently saw a Utube video about soaping up a window and how doing it properly can eliminate your detailing drastically.
    They were saying soap all the window but leave a small 1 inch gap around the edge, so when squeegeeing you can get all the water off leaving only the sill to wipe at the bottom. They argue that the squeegee carries the water close enough to the edges for the window to be fully cleaned.
    I am interested to know if this is how most people do it as the sides of my frames have soap on from my aggressive soaping lol which leads me to have loads of detailing and frame wiping as my squeegee technique is not that good ATM. I only started 3 months ago.
    Thanks folks.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome wooj

    This may help

     
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  3. wooj

    wooj Newcomer
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    That was very helpful, thank you Smurf!
     
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    No problem ;)
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Welcome fella
    This is how i do it
    Because i always clean the frames i am not careful with the applicator unless it is really hot and sunny
    I soap up then wipe the frames over which also takes the excess water away from the edge near the glass
    Then squeegee
    Window Cleaning-Wet Frames & Good Blades:
     
  6. norm

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    get a porcupine washer this will help and soap just short of top frame this will help prevent runs down window
    good luck :thumbsup:
     
  7. wooj

    wooj Newcomer
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    Great stuff guys. Thanks so much.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    Can't beat my porky norm
    What a difference from my old monsoon
    On my 2nd one now
     
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    yeah daveyboy1 they hold a bit less soap/water but it suits me and they scrub great :thumbsup:
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I don't like it sopping wet anyway
    Damp and detergent in bottle on belt
     
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